Make Your Own Kettle Korn
My family is a huge fan of Kettle Corn and at most community events we can usually find someone selling it for $2-$5 for a small bag. This yummy stuff is super easy to make and I refuse to pay for it any more! Eating my favorite popcorn and saving some money is a great reward for this lady! If you have not tried to make your own, you should give this a try!
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What You Need:
- Popcorn Kernels (this is the best brand with the biggest popcorn kernels but I can only find it here).
- Oil (any kind- I use olive oil)
- Large Bowl
- Popcorn Popper (preferably one that can stir)
- Large Spoon
Step 1: Pop the popcorn and place it into a large bowl.
Step 2: Sprinkle with salt and sugar to taste.
Step 1: Have sugar and popcorn kernels measured and a bowl set out ready before starting.
Step 2: Pour oil into pot and heat on medium high heat (4 Tablespoons-ish depending for 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Step 3: Add popcorn kernels. When the first kernel pops add the sugar. I usually add a little bit more sugar than called for. Quickly shake the pan to help spread the sugar around.
Step 4: The popcorn will stop popping for about 30 seconds. Once the popping begins again, quickly stir the popcorn until you do not hear any popping for 3 seconds.
Step 5: Pour the popcorn into the large bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. There will be a glaze covering the popcorn and it will be really hot for a few minutes. I learned this the hard way!
Step 6: Once the popcorn is cool use the spoon (or your hands) to break it apart. Sprinkle salt to taste over the popcorn while mixing.
Step 7: Eat and Enjoy or bag it up and take it with you!
**Warning: This is a very fast and hot food project. Once the sugar is added to the oil, it may splash out. Keep any helpers at a safe distance. Little helpers can help measure at the beginning and help with the salt at the end.